Diving Anilao

This nearby dive destination in Batangas is a favorite of novice and advanced divers alike.

By Jayvee Fernandez
February 01, 2011

Anilao (in Mabini, Batangas) is the best place to get your feet wet—literally and figuratively—in the diving world. Blogger, dive enthusiast, and underwater imager Jayvee Fernandez gives aspiring divers a sneak peek at the undersea environment.

Considered to be the backyard of Philippine diving destinations, Anilao is the most accessible dive site for Manilenos. It isn't only because of the distance, but Anilao is blessed with the staples of coral reef diving as well as some great muck dive sites such as Secret Bay and Tori Point. Most city dwellers use Anilao as their springboard for their diving sojourn also because it is the most affordable place you can learn to dive in Luzon.